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Manuel Alejandro Ochoa Antelo


Founder, FastThrive

Location: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


Groups I belong to

Scrum Bolivia

Scrum Ecuador


Manuel Ochoa is a passionate software praticioner, also I am a Certified Scrum Master in 2011 and Certified Scrum Product Owner in 2012 and a Certified Technical Trainer from Comptia (CTT+).

I got involved with agile methods since 2009, especially in Scrum. I helpd organize the first agile conference in Bolivia, the Scrum Bolivia Day 2012, Scrum Bolivia Day 2013. I am part of the team that organized the Regional Scrum Gathering Bolivia 2014, and for this year Regional Scrum Gathering Ecuador 2015. Also I am a continuos volunteer to review pappers for the Agiles conference in South Amenrica and for the Global Scrum Gathering Berlin 2014 and also I am a Speaker, presenting sessions in the PMI Tour Cono Sur 2013, in the Regional Scrum Gathering 2014 and the Global Scrum Gathering Berlin 2014. 

The big first oportunity to work with Scrum came in 2011, when I joined a local software company that was trying to implement scrum, I help the company fufilling the role of Scrum Team member, after been in this role for a year and a half, the company decied that I replace a team member of the trainning department as Scrum master, which I worked for 7 months or so, then I got a promotion to be the manager of the entire team of training, During this time i was the Product Owner of the team given all the needs of the bussiness for our courses, I stayed there for 9 months. After this I went to work for a oil and gas software company as Scrum master and I still work there.

Work experience

FastThrive, Founder
January 2015 - Present, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
In January 2015, I quit my job because scrum was implemented very different from what I believe was right, And then I found my on company of software development and services. It is about a year and a half since this magical journey began, and it was great. Working with clients and team mates to achieve our goal, always following Scrum's principles. During this time I have been a developer, tester, product owner, what ever the team and my clients needs from me.

Innovisión S.A., Srum Master
July 2013 - Present, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz, BO
Scrum Master of one developer team, working in 2 large diferent projects

Geosystems SRL, Coordinador de Capacitacón y Soporte Técnico
October 2012 - July 2013, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz, BO
Director of the Trainer department at Geosystems

Geosystems SRL, Capacitador y Soporte Tecnico en soluciones ESRI
April 2012 - September 2012, Santa Cruz de la sierra, Santa Cruz, BO
During this time in Geosystems, I was the scrum master of the team of trainers in the company.

Geosystems SRL, Programmer
January 2011 - July 2012, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz
During my time on Geosystems SRL, I develop Geographic Information Systems with technology ESRI, for several companies inside Bolivia.

Articles I've written

The Misleading Road
Some days ago I met with an ex-colleague and we found ourselves talking about the Scrum framework, and one of the things that surprised me the most was that he was convinced that Scrum can be implemented and can be successful when the whole development process is already defined. . . .


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